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Research Article

Association of Fecal Microbial Diversity and Taxonomy with Selected Enzymatic Functions

  • Roberto Flores mail,

    floresr2@mail.nih.gov

    Affiliations: Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jianxin Shi,

    Affiliation: Biostatistics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Mitchell H. Gail,

    Affiliation: Biostatistics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Pawel Gajer,

    Affiliation: Institute of Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jacques Ravel,

    Affiliation: Institute of Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • James J. Goedert

    Affiliation: Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: June 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039745
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Roberto Flores, James J. Goedert
Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Roberto Flores
Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Jianxin Shi, Mitchell H. Gail
Biostatistics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Pawel Gajer, Jacques Ravel
Institute of Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: floresr2@mail.nih.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RF JJG. Performed the experiments: RF JR. Analyzed the data: JS MHG PG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JR. Wrote the paper: RF JJG.